Rio Bravo plot
The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies – a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple – must find a way to hold out against the rancher’s hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger – and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.
Starred by John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
Rio Bravo (1959) best quotes
Feathers: I thought you were never going to say it.
John T. Chance: Say what?
Feathers: That you love me.
John T. Chance: I said I’d arrest you.
Feathers: It means the same thing, you know that.
John T. Chance: You’re not as smart as your brother, Joe. He sees Stumpy here sittin’ around the corner locked in with you… and if that isn’t plain enough, I’ll tell you why. If any trouble starts around this jail before anybody can get to you you’re gonna get accidentally shot.
Stumpy: I can practical’ guarantee that!
[discussing Colorado Ryan]
Dude: Is he as good as I used to be?
John T. Chance: It’d be pretty close. I’d hate to have to live on the difference.
John T. Chance: [Referring to Colorado] It’s nice to see a smart kid for a change.
Stumpy: Yeah, he ain’t like the usual kid with a gun.
Dude: Wonder if he’s as good as Wheeler said?
John T. Chance: I’d say he is.
John T. Chance: I’d say he’s so good, he doesn’t feel he has to prove it.
John T. Chance: You want that gun, pick it up. I wish you would.
Pat Wheeler: A game-legged old man and a drunk. That’s all you got?
John T. Chance: That’s WHAT I got.
John T. Chance: Got any new men with you, Pat?
Pat Wheeler: Nah, nobody ‘cept Colorado, here.
John T. Chance: Where’d you take him on?
Pat Wheeler: Fort Worth
John T. Chance: What does he do?
Colorado Ryan: I speak English, sheriff. If you wanna ask me.
John T. Chance: Sorry don’t get it done, Dude. That’s the second time you hit me. Don’t ever do it again.
Feathers: In case you make up your mind, I left my door open. Get a good night’s sleep.
John T. Chance: You’re not helping me any.
Stumpy: Joe doesn’t get no sugar in his coffee; he just gets water poured over the grounds.
Pat Wheeler: If I ever saw a man holdin’ a bull by the tail, you’re it.
Stumpy: You think I’ll ever get to be a sheriff?
Dude: Not unless you mind your own business.
John T. Chance: Stumpy!
[Stops playing harmonica]
John T. Chance: They don’t need any help with that tune.
Stumpy: What’s the matter? Is it getting through to you? Yiuk, yiuk!
John T. Chance: Stumpy?
John T. Chance: Going over to the hotel for a few minutes.
Stumpy: Well, if’n ya don’t come back, me ‘n’ Joe’ll have us a good cry.
Pat Wheeler: I told him you were one of the best.
Colorado Ryan: Well, I’ll tell you what I’m a lot better at, Mr. Wheeler… that’s minding my own business.
[Stumpy throws some dynamite at the warehouse and Chance shoots it, causing an explosion]
Stumpy: Hey, Dude! How do ya like them apples?
John T. Chance: It’s nice to see a smart kid for a change.
[after Carlos has a quarrel with Consuelo]
John T. Chance: You take chances, my friend.
Carlos Robante: Because I know the woman. If she will be mad or she will be sorry – if it is ‘mad’, she will be much pleasure to make right; and if she is ‘sorry’, it will be the same pleasure. You… you do not have women, so you do not know, senor. But me… Carlos Robante… I know!